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Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship with a Food Security/Agriculture Focus

The Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship teaches you the business model framework needed to build and run a profitable and sustainable business in the food security or agriculture industries. It is a management short course that focuses on understanding the key attributes shared by successful businesses in the sector.

It is offered in partnership between Business School Netherlands and The Institute of Food and Agribusiness Leadership (IFAL), powered through the Agribusiness Academy digital student platform.


What Will You Learn?

The course is delivered online with full support from Agribusiness Academy. You will work through 10 courses that focus on important topics such as profitability, sustainability, digital trends in agriculture, marketing, distribution value chains, and agribusiness finances.


Are You New to Agribusiness or Agriculture?

The Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship is designed to upskill new entrepreneurs and those with agribusiness ideas who aren’t sure how to launch or expand their businesses.

This course is perfect for you if you have no experience in agriculture/agribusiness and if you would like to know how businesses in the sector design their value proposition, how they develop partnerships, how they make a profit in difficult conditions, and many other important questions you must answer before you start your business.

Features of the Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship
  • Taught in English
  • Self-paced learning via the Agribusiness online student platform
  • Weekly interactive learning sessions 
  • 10 courses focusing on important agribusiness themes
  • Gain valuable insights into successful businesses in the sector
  • Part-time and online studying with a flexible timetable
  • A background in Agribusiness or food security would be an advantage but is not required
  • Stable internet and email access
  • We strongly recommend completing the Food and Agriculture Business Models course before starting any BSN-Agribusiness Academy course 

The Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship is delivered online over 12 weeks through self-paced learning and interactive sessions.

The recommended learning time per week is 3 – 5 hours (including attendance in the live sessions)

The Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship covers 10 courses:
  • 1: Introduction to Agri Finance
  • 2: Organic and Regenerative Agriculture
  • 3: Introduction to Digital Distribution and Logistics
  • 4: Introduction to Agtech (Basics)
  • 5: Introduction to Agtech (Intermediate)
  • 6: Agriculture Business Models
  • 7: Agriculture Basics
  • 8: Introduction to Packaging and Transportation
  • 9: Food And Sustainability Trends
  • 10: Introduction to Food Distribution Systems


Start Dates

Register at any time 

Course Fees

$USD 199

The Agribusiness Entrepreneurship certificate has been developed by experts who are widely recognized thought leaders, educators, researchers, and entrepreneurs in the field of agribusiness and food security management.

Featured Expert Facilitators 

BSN-Tutor-Vijayender-NallaDr. Vijayender Nalla – Program Lead
Vijayender is the founder and managing director of Agribusiness Academy. Agribusiness Academy provides on-demand training for professionals and students in food and agribusiness. Before taking up entrepreneurship in 2009, he worked at Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands, and the National Institute of Technology in Warangal, India. Over the course of his entrepreneurial journey, he has worked on several disruptive food chain projects in Europe, Asia, and Africa. He has been publishing, training and coaching on a range of topics that include, building robust food value chains of the future, go-to-market strategies, technology choice strategies, and frameworks for addressing food security. He has a Ph.D. in supply chain management from Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands.
Connect with Dr. Vijayender here

Dr. David HughesDr-David-Hughes is a popular speaker at international conferences and seminars on global food industry issues. He specializes in consumer and retail food trends.

David has lived and worked in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Africa, and South East Asia and has extensive experience as an international advisory board member with food companies and financial service organizations on three continents.

He was a Non-Executive Director for 20 years at Berry Gardens Ltd – a U.K. farmer-owned berry fruit business (£230 million turnovers in 2015). With his American business partner, David established, grew, and sold a branded fresh produce business that served supermarkets in the USA. David works with food and beverage supply chain companies – including farm input, growers, manufacturers and ingredient companies, retailers, and foodservice firms – to assist them in management training, strategy, and Board level decision-making. David’s views are frequently sought by TV, radio, and the printed press.

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